Bellingham Music Club
January 19, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
We’re playing in the “Night Beat” series for the venerable and illustrious Bellingham Music Club, a remarkable institution:
The first meeting was called to order on February 22, 1916, by co-founders Mrs. C. X. Larrabee and Mme. Mary Davenport-Engberg, at the Larrabee home, Lairmont Manor. Mrs. Larrabee was a New England Conservatory-trained violinist. Mme. Davenport-Engberg was a prominent violinist and conductor with European training and reputation, by then teaching at Western Normal School (now Western Washington University). She had previously founded the Bellingham Symphony Orchestra in 1910, and was later credited with reviving the languishing Seattle Symphony Orchestra as the Seattle Civic Symphony Orchestra, which she conducted between 1921 and 1924.
–from their website—